Tabuk Mountains Attract Tourists and Investors to Saudi
The Saudi Arabia Kingdom has several mountain ranges and highlands that render those areas picturesque and that reflect the geological diversity of its vast area. It has made considerable progress in the tourism sector through the establishment of mountain sites and resorts visited by people from all over the world, who enjoy the archaeological heritage and historical monuments at these sites.
In the Tabuk region, mountains and highlands are the most prominent formations, taking up the largest portions terrain. According to the University of Tabuk’s Scientific Encyclopedia, they were formed during the sea-forming rift movements, and later underwent various erosion processes.
The mountains in the Tabuk region consists of the Midian mountains, in the northern part of the western highlands, which are generally described as complex connected mountains, with slopes of more than 60% located on different geological formations, and with the eastern part situated on geological formations consisting of stratified sandstone, high mountains, mainly Jabal al-Lawz, which is 2,580 meters high, the Shayati Mountain, 2,103 meters high, as well as the Zuhd, Qina, Al-Hawwarah and Nakhlah mountains.
The Hijaz mountains, located in the central and southern parts of the region’s highlands, consist of rugged connected mountains with slopes of more than 60% cut off by canyons and reefs. There are also connected or isolated mountain ranges, such as the 2,315-meter Dabigh mountains, north-east of Al-Muwaileh, Shar Mountain, of 1,784 meters, in northern Dhiba, and Shaihoub Mountains, of 1,556 meters, in the eastern part of Al-Wajh.